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Mission Stories from Africa

Your donations put to work. Thoughts and updates from the front lines.

Ghana, West Africa / Hearts and Minds of Ghana / Children’s Lifeline

Ghana, West Africa / Hearts and Minds of Ghana / Children’s Lifeline

The Hearts and Minds of Ghana team preformed their 100th open heart surgery on November 14, 2015.  The goal has always been to have a self sustaining Pediatric Cardiac Surgery program in Ghana and they are well on their way.…

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Port Antonio, Jamaica / West Africa

Port Antonio, Jamaica / West Africa

The team set up medical clinics in Port Antonio, Jamaica and provided primary medical care to children and adults. In total they saw 678 children. The main complaint and diagnosis's was allergies and asthma, also treated malnutrition, parasites, worms, tropical…

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Tanzania / Lighthouse Medical Missions

Tanzania / Lighthouse Medical Missions

Dr. Robert Hamilton continues his clinical care each year. In 2015 Dr. Hamilton will also go to Nambia to provide more clinical care.

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April – Gambia: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical

During April of this year, Children’s Lifeline teamed up with Lighthouse Medical Missions for a clinical mission to The Gambia. The team assembled a temporary clinic for mission services. Over the course of five days, Dr. Robert Hamilton and   his…

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October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline/ Boston Children’s Hospital

October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline/ Boston Children’s Hospital

 Annually, Children’s Lifeline funds medical missions to Ghana. Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson of Boston Children’s Hospital has led the cardiac mission since 2007. The host hospital is Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital located in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. The overall mission…

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Jethro’s Story

Jethro’s Story

Just before the team from Boston Children's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard University, left for Ghana in October of this year, Children's Lifeline received a plea from a child’s father: “Please accept my congratulations for the many lives you have…

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A Tale of Two Hearts – Children’s Lifeline / Ghana Mission

A Tale of Two Hearts – Children’s Lifeline / Ghana Mission

Two children having the basis for their relationship - severe heart conditions.  They happen to come to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana.  Both were assessed by the Mission Team from Hearts and Minds - Children’s Hospital Boston and found…

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November – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline /  Children’s Hospital of Boston / Harvard Medical School

November – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital of Boston / Harvard Medical School

The twenty-six member team led by Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson had a challenging time in Ghana; but, despite power and water outages during some of the surgeries, all procedures were successful. Evaluations were performed upon arrival and decisions were made for…

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October – Sierra Leone: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

October – Sierra Leone: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

In October 2011, Children’s Lifeline partnered again with Lighthouse Medical Missions on a clinical mission to Kabala, Sierra Leon. The city is located in the upper North Eastern corner of the country. This small disadvantaged town continues to suffer from…

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October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School

October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School

Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson of the Children’s Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School led a pediatric cardiac mission to Ghana in October of 2010. He and Dr. Ravi Thiagavajan were able to operate on 19 children in just 6 days.…

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April – West Africa: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

April – West Africa: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical Missions

Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics and Dr. Kevin White of Surfside Pediatrics, in conjunction with CLI, traveled to 3 West African nations to bring clinical care to some truly underserved regions. In Benin they treated approximately 400 adults…

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October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard University

October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard University

In October, native Ghanhian, Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School led a team there and operated on 14 patients. Each mission to Ghana has encountered many challenges, including electrical shortages, lack of…

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June – Mozambique: Children’s Lifeline / Chain of Hope

In partnership with Chain of Hope and led by Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub a 12th mission was conducted at the Maputo Heart Institute of Mozambique in June 2009. The team performed heart surgery on 21 patients two of whom made…

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April – Sierra Leone: Children’s Lifeline / Clinical

Dr. Robert Hamilton led a mission to Sierra Leone April 2-11, 2009 where he was personally recognized for his team’s work. Dr. Kevin White simultaneously conducted a second mission. There they provided clinical services to over 2,500 children and their…

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April – Egypt: Children’s Lifeline / Chain of Hope

In Egypt another partnership with Chain of Hope led once again by Sir Magdi Yacoub performed the first open heart surgery at the newly constructed Aswan Heart Center. This was the first open heart surgery in Southern Egypt. They were…

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January – Ethiopia: Children’s Lifeline / Chain of Hope

January and February, Chain of Hope and Lifeline made their inaugural visit to Ethiopia. Chain of Hope sent three doctors, Dr. Magdi Yacoub, Dr. Shakeel Qureshi and Dr. Michael Teodori who were able to perform cardiac procedures on 20 children.

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